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Iron Horse Ocean Reserve 2005

by Nannette Eaton on April 22, 2011

“All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea — whether it is to sail or to watch it — we are going back from whence we came.”  — John F. Kennedy

Wine Harlots say go to the edge of the ocean on Earth Day. If you’re landlocked, no worries, we have a solution. To celebrate Earth Day, Wine Harlots suggest buying a few bottles of Iron Horse Ocean Reserve 2005. For each bottle of Iron Horse Ocean Reserve, in partnership with National Geographic, the winery is contributing $4 per bottle to help establish marine protected areas and reduce over fishing.  It’s a delicious way to contribute to protecting our oceans.

It’s a refreshing sparkler with apple and melon notes with a finish reminiscent of salty brine from whence we came. The perfect pairing is seafood, and Barton Seaver, a chef and National Geographic Fellow, has created a series of recipes to match with Ocean Reserve, our favorite is Broiled Oysters with Smoked Paprika & Peach. The music match is “The Edge of the Ocean” by Ivy from the album Long Distance.

The details: 13.5% alcohol. Traditional cork closure. Appellation: Green Valley in the Russian River Valley in Sonoma. Varietal: chardonnay. Suggested retail is $40 USD, and can be purchased directly from Iron Horse or from your local wine merchant. This was a media sample kindly provided by Iron Horse.